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Rolling Fork River near Boston Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5.53 ft at 5:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.55 ft at 6:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.53 ft at 6:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.51 ft at 6:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.5 ft at 6:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.49 ft at 7:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.5 ft at 7:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.48 ft at 7:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.5 ft at 7:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.48 ft at 8:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.46 ft at 8:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.5 ft at 8:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.47 ft at 8:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.49 ft at 9:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.5 ft at 9:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.52 ft at 9:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.51 ft at 9:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.51 ft at 10:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.52 ft at 10:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.52 ft at 10:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.51 ft at 10:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.53 ft at 11:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.58 ft at 11:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.54 ft at 11:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.56 ft at 11:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 5.63 ft at 12:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 5.65 ft at 12:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 5.74 ft at 12:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 5.79 ft at 12:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 5.93 ft at 1:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.04 ft at 1:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.13 ft at 1:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.28 ft at 1:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.38 ft at 2:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.51 ft at 2:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.63 ft at 2:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.9 ft at 2:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.87 ft at 3:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.95 ft at 3:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.02 ft at 3:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.09 ft at 3:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 4:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.19 ft at 4:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.22 ft at 4:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.28 ft at 4:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.28 ft at 5:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.33 ft at 5:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.35 ft at 5:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.38 ft at 5:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.38 ft at 6:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.39 ft at 6:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.43 ft at 6:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.42 ft at 6:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.43 ft at 7:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.44 ft at 7:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.43 ft at 7:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.46 ft at 7:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.47 ft at 8:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.47 ft at 8:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.46 ft at 8:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.42 ft at 8:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.45 ft at 9:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.44 ft at 9:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.49 ft at 9:30AM May 18, 2019Highest Observation: 7.5 ft at 9:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.48 ft at 10:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.48 ft at 10:15AM May 18, 2019Highest Observation: 7.5 ft at 10:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.46 ft at 10:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.49 ft at 11:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.47 ft at 11:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.45 ft at 11:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.47 ft at 11:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.46 ft at 12:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.43 ft at 12:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.41 ft at 12:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.43 ft at 12:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.41 ft at 1:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.4 ft at 1:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.41 ft at 1:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.39 ft at 1:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.37 ft at 2:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.38 ft at 2:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.37 ft at 2:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.33 ft at 2:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.33 ft at 3:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.32 ft at 3:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.29 ft at 3:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.25 ft at 3:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.28 ft at 4:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.23 ft at 4:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.21 ft at 4:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.25 ft at 4:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.19 ft at 5:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 5:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.29 ft at 5:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.19 ft at 5:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.21 ft at 6:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 6:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.08 ft at 6:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.99 ft at 6:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.06 ft at 7:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.06 ft at 7:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 7.19 ft at 7:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.95 ft at 7:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.98 ft at 8:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.99 ft at 8:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.96 ft at 8:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.97 ft at 8:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.93 ft at 9:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.88 ft at 9:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.93 ft at 9:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.84 ft at 9:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.83 ft at 10:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.88 ft at 10:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.85 ft at 10:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.83 ft at 10:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 11:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.83 ft at 11:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 11:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.79 ft at 11:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 6.78 ft at 12:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.79 ft at 12:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.78 ft at 12:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.73 ft at 12:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.75 ft at 1:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 1:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.73 ft at 1:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.69 ft at 1:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.67 ft at 2:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 2:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.67 ft at 2:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.63 ft at 2:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.64 ft at 3:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.6 ft at 3:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.6 ft at 3:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.58 ft at 3:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.57 ft at 4:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.57 ft at 4:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.53 ft at 4:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 5:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 5:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.48 ft at 5:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.5 ft at 6:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.51 ft at 6:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.46 ft at 6:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.43 ft at 6:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.44 ft at 7:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.42 ft at 7:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.44 ft at 7:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.41 ft at 7:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.38 ft at 8:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.4 ft at 8:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.37 ft at 8:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.37 ft at 8:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.35 ft at 9:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.39 ft at 9:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.35 ft at 9:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.33 ft at 9:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.3 ft at 10:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.35 ft at 10:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.3 ft at 10:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.27 ft at 10:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 11:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.29 ft at 11:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.28 ft at 11:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.29 ft at 11:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.24 ft at 12:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.25 ft at 12:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.27 ft at 12:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.26 ft at 12:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.26 ft at 1:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.23 ft at 1:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.23 ft at 1:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.25 ft at 1:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.25 ft at 2:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.28 ft at 2:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.27 ft at 2:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.27 ft at 2:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.27 ft at 3:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.29 ft at 3:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.31 ft at 3:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.34 ft at 3:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.3 ft at 4:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 4:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.31 ft at 4:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 4:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.35 ft at 5:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.35 ft at 5:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.38 ft at 5:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.38 ft at 5:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.37 ft at 6:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.38 ft at 6:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.43 ft at 6:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.44 ft at 6:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.42 ft at 7:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.42 ft at 7:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.44 ft at 7:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.45 ft at 7:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.45 ft at 8:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.47 ft at 8:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.45 ft at 8:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.46 ft at 8:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.47 ft at 9:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.49 ft at 9:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.46 ft at 9:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.49 ft at 9:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.47 ft at 10:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.5 ft at 10:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 10:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.5 ft at 10:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.5 ft at 11:00PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 11:15PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.48 ft at 11:30PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.5 ft at 11:45PM May 19, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 12:00AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.49 ft at 12:15AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.5 ft at 12:30AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 12:45AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.5 ft at 1:00AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.51 ft at 1:15AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.5 ft at 1:30AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.5 ft at 1:45AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.51 ft at 2:00AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 2:15AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.51 ft at 2:30AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.48 ft at 2:45AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.5 ft at 3:00AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.5 ft at 3:15AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.5 ft at 3:30AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.47 ft at 3:45AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.49 ft at 4:00AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.48 ft at 4:15AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.45 ft at 4:30AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.48 ft at 4:45AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.46 ft at 5:00AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.44 ft at 5:15AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.42 ft at 5:30AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.45 ft at 5:45AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.46 ft at 6:00AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.45 ft at 6:15AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.43 ft at 6:30AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.44 ft at 6:45AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.41 ft at 7:00AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.42 ft at 7:15AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.41 ft at 7:30AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.42 ft at 7:45AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.4 ft at 8:00AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.39 ft at 8:15AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.39 ft at 8:30AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.39 ft at 8:45AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.39 ft at 9:00AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.34 ft at 9:15AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.37 ft at 9:30AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.35 ft at 9:45AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.36 ft at 10:00AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.35 ft at 10:15AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.37 ft at 10:30AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.36 ft at 10:45AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.36 ft at 11:00AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.35 ft at 11:15AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.34 ft at 11:30AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.33 ft at 11:45AM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.34 ft at 12:00PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.33 ft at 12:15PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.34 ft at 12:30PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 12:45PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 1:00PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.33 ft at 1:15PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.33 ft at 1:30PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.31 ft at 1:45PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.33 ft at 2:00PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.31 ft at 2:15PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.26 ft at 2:30PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.3 ft at 2:45PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.3 ft at 3:00PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.3 ft at 3:15PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.29 ft at 3:30PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.29 ft at 3:45PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.25 ft at 4:00PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.29 ft at 4:15PM May 20, 2019Observed: 6.29 ft at 4:30PM May 20, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBSNK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:38PM May 20, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.29 ft at 4:30 PM EDT 20-May-2019. Flood Stage is 35 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Rolling Fork River near Boston are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 45
Moderate Flood Stage: 42
Flood Stage: 35
Action Stage: 33
Low Stage (in feet): 2

Historic Crests
(1) 55.20 ft on 01/26/1937
(2) 53.22 ft on 03/03/1997
(3) 52.62 ft on 02/17/1989
(4) 51.73 ft on 12/10/1978
(5) 51.00 ft on 03/12/1964
(6) 50.74 ft on 05/05/2010
(7) 49.78 ft on 04/17/1972
(8) 48.80 ft on 04/30/1970
(9) 48.49 ft on 05/09/1984
(10) 48.35 ft on 02/01/1962
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 35.83 ft on 11/07/2018 (P)
(2) 36.63 ft on 03/26/2018 (P)
(3) 44.66 ft on 02/24/2018 (P)
(4) 39.27 ft on 12/28/2015
(5) 38.85 ft on 07/16/2015 (P)
(6) 41.64 ft on 03/07/2015 (P)
(7) 35.64 ft on 05/01/2014
(8) 36.71 ft on 04/06/2014
(9) 37.28 ft on 02/07/2014
(10) 42.19 ft on 07/08/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.70 ft on 09/01/1953
(2) 2.70 ft on 10/20/1939
(3) 4.31 ft on 10/20/1987

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55 Water begins flowing over top of floodwall in Lebanon Junction.
53 Water enters Wallace Funeral Home. Water reaches second story in a few homes in Boston. Water is 8 feet deep in parts of New Haven. Travel is impossible.
52 Many homes in Boston flood.
50 Town of Boston is cut off. Water is 3 to 6 feet deep in west and central parts of New Haven. KY 434 floods at bridge in Lebanon Junction.
48 Water may cover parts of US 31E in New Haven.
45 Houses in low areas in Boston flood.
43 Floodwall begins closing in Lebanon Junction.
42 A few homes and trailers outside of Boston flood.
40 Water begins to cross low spots on some county roads. Some homes in flood plain are cutoff.
35 Agricultural bottomland is covered.
Photos
(1) Crest gauge
(2) Looking downstream from bridge
(3) Gauge house with rain gauge and antenna
(4) Farm on downstream right bank
(5) Elevated house on floodplain
(6) Downstream right bank
(7) Microwave gauge
(8) Looking upstream from bridge
(9) Wireweight gauge
(10) Looking northeast at bridge
(11) Looking southwest from bridge
(12) Downstream left bank
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Latitude: 37.767222° N, Longitude: 85.703889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 35 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 400.42 ft 435.42 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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